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Please identify this tree with an interesting fruit

November 28, 2016, 11:26 pm

Hello all, In the yard of the place I work, I noticed crushed fruits and bluish stains. When I looked up I saw clusters of interesting fruits. (See photo link below) I noticed the thin and graceful... Read more »

Happy Thanksgiving to All My Buddies at RC

November 25, 2016, 1:45 am

Hope it is a happy one for everybody. I have not bin doing much in the back 40 lately, due to my decision to try and watch more TV and goof off in general (aka real work). Happy Thanksgiving, fe... Read more »

Gardening questionnaire for dissertation. quick, easy, anonymous

November 14, 2016, 9:14 pm

Hello, my name is James Avison. I am in my third year of University at Liverpool John Moores. I am doing a feasibility study on a garden maintenance company and I am in need of volunteers to fill my... Read more »

Bat Guano question

November 7, 2016, 11:48 pm

talked to a person who has a old barn that was at one time a home for lots of bats.....he shoveled up about 55 gallon barrel full of guano and is giving it away.....Should I take it? How can i us... Read more »

Rose food

November 5, 2016, 5:31 pm

Looking for an organic rose food, I found this from American Rose Society. 1 cup bone meal or superphosphate 0-20-0 1 cup cottonseed... Read more »

Peony bulb/ weed killer

November 3, 2016, 3:51 am

I am new to the gardening scene. I absolutely love peonies so I got two bulbs. The bed I am placing them in has Bermuda grass trying to take over. After I weed my bed and do my very best to get as m... Read more »

Trellis vs. netting

November 1, 2016, 5:00 pm

I am putting a Distictis (Rivers) vine against a stucco garage wall. Price s for trellises are a factor, since I understand this vine spreads horizont ally as well as vertically, so I would need t... Read more »

Bacteria on "seasoned" cast iron pans

October 28, 2016, 4:16 am

All my life I have heard that with cast iron frying pans, you never wash them with soap, you just wipe them with a paper towel, and put them away until they are needed. I personally find that abso... Read more »

news of Dataw

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Which is lighter, an electric or petrol chainsaw ?

September 30, 2016, 5:38 pm

My old electric chainsaw has finally given up, beyond repair. It was very heavy to use so no great loss. Which would be lighter, an electric or petrol replacement ? Just need a smallish one ?14/16... Read more »

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Scorched Earth Gardening rating: 5

First time post so would appreciate some advice. Just bought a house with a neglected garden. To the back I had 10 foot tall ivy which I have cut down and a mat of ivy just below what was once the ... Read more »

Ripen Green Tomatoes? rating: 5

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What is the latest great idea for ripening green tomatoes? Read more »

Lawn aeration and sprinkler system rating: 5

I live in zone 7b with heavy clay soil. I have to aerate my lawn may be next year. I have sprinkler system in my yard and the builder has done an awful job. You never know where you're going to dig ... Read more »

mouse infestation rating: 5

Actually, I'm dead serious about killing mice. It seems like mice have moved into our 92 year old home with a vengeance. It started about 2 months ago, as it got cold outside. I was able t... Read more »

Growing Monotropa uniflora - indian pipe in a closed terrarium system. rating: 5

One of my neighbors threw out a cracked 10 gallon glass aquarium the other day. It doesn't hold water, but I figured to try a temperate decidious forest floor ecotone tank. Maybe have some limited ... Read more »

Where can I find Thuricide for sale in Boston (kills winter moth caterpilla... rating: 5

Anyone know where I can buy Thuricide in the Boston area or surrounding suburbs? I have two trees that are getting decimated by winter moth caterpillars and I want to spray at least a portion of the ... Read more »

Sandy soil, wanh to pave it... rating: 5

My new villa has a sandy soil aroud, it is like beach sand very thin grains with lot of mobility, when the wind blows that takes sand everywhere. Part of the plot in planted with grass, wich works ve... Read more »

Uncovered a rabbit nest iin my half-barrel planter rating: 5

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Just discovered them while trying to put in some big Coleus. What on earth made them think it was a good place for a nest up off the ground, and what, if anything, should I do? I don't want them in t... Read more »

Planting bulbs under pea gravel? rating: 5

Hiya, I have a few beds with bulbs in them and was looking to put pea gravel down on top. I realize the pea gravel will help keep the weeds down but will it also prevent the bulbs from sprouting?... Read more »

Veronica or Salvia rating: 5

Have a very hard time remembering if I put in Veronica (spikey) or salvia. Is there any surefire way to distinquish the perennial varieties? I am certain the leaves are different. My salvia/veroni... Read more » is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.